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Purslane - the most underrated superfood!

Purslane, "Portulaca oleracea", is a creeping plant that grows in temperate climates.

Its green, succulent, and fleshy leaves have a mild and slightly acidic flavor, often compared to spinach,

Used for years in traditional Portuguese cuisine, especially in Alentejo, they can be eaten raw in salads, cooked in soups, sautéed with garlic and olive oil, or even pickled.

Purslane is appreciated not only for its taste but also for its nutritional properties, being rich in essential vitamins and minerals.

A study by the Scientific World Journal considered purslane a superfood, as it is extremely nutritious and loaded with antioxidant properties.

Widely used in Alentejo cuisine, this humble herb has regenerative powers that go to the root of aging.

Here are 6 reasons to use and enjoy this unique food:

1. Anti-inflammatory: it is one of the richest plants in Omega-3, Linoleic Acid, and Gamma-Linolenic Acid, known for their crucial role in the anti-inflammatory process;

2. Antioxidants: loaded with beta carotene, Vitamin C and E, and the antioxidant Glutathione, purslane helps protect the skin from oxidation and pollution we are exposed to;

3. Activates Telomerase: studies show that some components of purslane help protect the length of Telomeres (Telomeres are the crucial parts of the chromosome that act to protect them and ensure that DNA replication is carried out effectively), preserving the deterioration of the end part of chromosomes and delaying the aging process;

4. Healing properties: purslane has been used for centuries on wounds and burns thanks to its antibacterial and antifungal properties;

5. Nutrition: contains essential minerals such as Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, and Iron, good for the body and skin;

6. It's delicious! :)

Use and enjoy this superfood, an excellent seasonal product!

If you already do, tell us how you use it! :)

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